PSA Events


Upcoming Events


PSA/ASAP Panel Discussion: Afghan Elections and the Future of US-Afghan Relations
BROADCASTED ON C-SPAN 3

APR 7- Join PSA and ASAP for a panel discussion on the upcoming Afghan elections and their potential implications on future relations featuring Lisa Curtis Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Omar Samad former Afghan Ambassador to Canada and France and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Jed Ober Director of Programs at Democracy International, and moderated by Caroline Wadhams Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

PSA/USIP Off-the-Record Briefing - Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa
MAR 28 - PSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host Ambassador Bill Taylor (ret.) for our next off-the-record, Congressional staff discussion - Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa.

Past Events


PSA/ASAP Panel Discussion: Afghan Elections and the Future of US-Afghan Relations
BROADCASTED ON C-SPAN 3

APR 7- Join PSA and ASAP for a panel discussion on the upcoming Afghan elections and their potential implications on future relations featuring Lisa Curtis Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Omar Samad former Afghan Ambassador to Canada and France and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Jed Ober Director of Programs at Democracy International, and moderated by Caroline Wadhams Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

PSA/USIP Off-the-Record Briefing - Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa
MAR 28 - PSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host Ambassador Bill Taylor (ret.) for our next off-the-record, Congressional staff discussion - Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa.

Back to Bipartisanships's Concluding Reception with Former Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine
Former Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine joined PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars on March 27th for a reception to congratulate the scholars for their diligent work.

Back to Bipartisanship Discussion and Negotiations Module
MARCH 18 - PSA and veteran Capitol Hill staffers ran an interactive discussion and negotiations module on today's pressing national security issues for the Spring 2014 B2B Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars.

Private Panel Discussion with Veteran Congressional Staff
March 11th - PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars were treated to a supplemental panel discussion with veteran congressional staff from both the House and the Senate.

Back to Bipartisanship Congress & Foreign Policy Workshop with Dr. Charles Stevenson
MARCH 4 - PSA held a workshop on Congress and foreign policy featuring Dr. Charles Stevenson (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) for the Spring 2014 B2B Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars.

Back to Bipartisanship's Negotiating Workshop with Jolynn Shoemaker
FEB 18 - PSA's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars learned the basics of analyzing the negotiation process in domestic and international public policy.

Back to Bipartisanship Kick-off with Keynote Ambassador Philip Kaplan
Partnership for a Secure America's Foreign Policy and National Security Scholars were welcomed into the Back to Bipartisanship program by keynote Ambassador Philip Kaplan and PSA Executive Director Andrew Semmel.

At the Table: Perspectives on Iran Negotiations from Two Former U.S. Negotiators
FEB 7 - PUBLIC EVENT Nicholas Burns (Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 2005-2008) and Robert Einhorn (Former State Department Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, 2009-2013) - two former U.S. negotiators on Iran - joined PSA for a bipartisan discussion on the recent international agreement with Iran, prospects for a long-term deal, and their first-hand experiences with this critical issue.

R. Nicholas Burns, Fmr. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Congressional Partnership Program Off-the-Record Dinner
FEB 6 - Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns (2005-2008) joined PSA for an off-the-record dinner with alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program. Burns, who was the U.S. lead negotiator on Iran, discussed recent developments with international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program and prospects for a long-term deal.

Carol Giacomo, The New York Times, Congressional Partnership Program Off-the-Record Dinner
JAN 30 - Carol Giacomo, foreign affairs and defense policy editor at The New York Times Editorial Board, joined PSA's Fall 2013 Congressional Partnership Program participants for a final off-the-record dinner. In her position on the prestigious Editorial Board of The New York Times, Giacomo is responsible for defining issues of critical global interest and leading national dialogues on foreign policy and national security matters.

Ambassador Jim Collins, Congressional Partnership Program Off-the-Record Dinner
JAN 22 - Former Ambassador Jim Collins joined PSA for an off-the-record dinner with alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program. Collins, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia (1997-2001), discussed recent stumbling blocks between the U.S. and Russia and reflected on his experiences managing U.S. diplomatic relations in difficult assignments at the State Department.

PSA/USIP Capitol Hill Briefing: A Report from Inside Iran with Robin Wright
PUBIC EVENT JAN 13 - Author and journalist Robin Wright, who has covered Iran for more than 40 years, visited Capitol Hill to offer insights from her recent two-week trip. She discussed Tehranís new strategic goals, the shifting balance of political power, the economic challenges and future potential, the post-election public mood, prospects for the current negotiations and the spoilers as well as U.S.-Iran relations.

Iraqi Kurdistan - the other Iraq
On December 9th, 2013, PSA hosted a Capitol Hill panel discussion on Iraqi Kurdistan. The relative stability of Iraqi Kurdistan's capital, the recent policy changes towards the Kurdish community, and the economic potential of the region all point to historical change for this autonomous region, including the possibility of independence.

Former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios - A Conversation on U.S. Aid Reform
DEC 6 - PSA hosted former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios (2001-2006) for a Capitol Hill discussion on U.S. aid reform. This is a private event for PSA's fall 2013 Congressional Partnership Program.

CPP Alumni Dinner w/ IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Dunn Lee
DEC 4 - Partnership for a Secure America held a private CPP alumni dinner with IAEA Deputy Director General Janice Nunn Lee to discuss the IAEA's role in the current P5+1 talks with Iran, the future of the IAEA, and the how nuclear energy, security, and nonproliferation play a role in the global security landscape.

A Changing Security Landscape - U.S. Military Response to the Next Emerging Challenge
On Wednesday, December 4th, PSA hosted a frank military panel lunch discussion with retired flag and general officers to explore the issue of climate change and national security, provide insight on DoD's strategic planning process, and discuss how America's security community can stay ahead of the curve to avoid surprises.

PSA/USIP Lunch Briefing - The Budget & U.S. Foreign Affairs
NOV 20 - The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) held a congressional staff only off-the-record, bipartisan lunch discussion on the changing budget and appropriations process over the last four years and how it has impacted the foreign affairs budget. Two formative experts, Jim Dyer and Kate Eltrich, shared their perspective on the current budget environment, the upcoming budget deadlines, and the prospects for future budgeting.

Congressional Partnership Program Fall Retreat 2013
PSA held its Fall 2013 Congressional Partnership Program Weekend Retreat November 9-10. Keynote Speaker - Amb. Ronald Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Algeria.

CPP Dinner with Donald McHenry, former US Ambassador to the United Nations
PSA held a special off-the-record CPP dinner with PSA Advisory Board member Donald McHenry, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The discussion focused on Amb. McHenry's service in the United Nations, how the U.S. can use its leadership position in the UN to advance U.S. priorities today, and the future of U.S. engagement in intergovernmental organizations.